Changing demographic, economic, social and political factors make it imperative to integrate limited English-speaking immigrants into our communities. Opportunities to learn English and contribute to society are key strategies for fostering integration. Through Project SHINE, our work focuses on helping immigrant elders prepare for citizenship, work, acquire health literacy skills, and engage in meaningful civic roles.
Elsuleik has big plans to go back to school here in Philadelphia to further his studies in Food & Science Technology with a Master’s Degree. Ever since he was a child, he has dreamt of becoming a professor and he hopes to fulfill that dream here in the United States.
Mobilizing college students from diverse disciplines and cultures to tutor older immigrants and refugees in basic English language skills, U.S. history, and civics needed to pass the naturalization exam.